Earliest of All Cabbage as the name suggests is a very early variety. Ready to pick in about 2 months after germination. Small, round crispy heads. If you want a longer supply of cabbages throughout the growing season grow this variety first and the second earliest Golden Acre cabbage too.
Plants are best started about 5-7 weeks before planting out. Cabbage sprouts are a bit delicate to transplant so unless you have experienced it is best to start them in cell trays or small pots. Two or three seeds per cell should be placed on pre-moistened soil and covered with approximately 1/8” of potting mix. Water in well. Do not place on heat mat as cabbages do not like heat and this will lead to problems with molds and heat-related rots.
Care of Seedlings
Once seedlings sprout and are starting to produce their first true leaves, thin to one plant per cell. Let seedlings dry slightly between watering. Be careful not to overwater. Avoid chlorinated tap water, water can be filtered or left out overnight to allow the chlorine to dissipate
Depending on the size of the cell tray you used, your seedlings may show signs of stunting or nutrient deficiency. If this happens consider using a larger size of cell pack next year and you can carefully pop them out of their cells and pot them into a two or three inch pots. Use a mix with a bit of compost added and water well once transplanted